The Power and Energy Week 2018 will be launched today with celebration of reaching the country’s 20,000MW power generation capacity.
Addressing a press conference held at Biddyut Bhaban in the capital, top officials of the power, energy and mineral resources ministry announced that prime minister Sheikh Hasina would inaugurate the week along with a three-day Power and Energy Fair at the International Convention City, Bashundhara in the capital today.
The power, energy and mineral resources state minister Nasrul Hamid said inclusion of youth in the country’s power and energy sector development was the priority of the celebration.
He said that selected 10 out of 292 innovative projects by 19 university students would be exhibited at the fair as a part of youth campaign.
A career fest for the local young professionals would also be arranged, he said.
The state minister said that about 20 foreign delegates, including energy, water resources and irrigation minister of Nepal, director general of Bhutan’s hydro power system and high officials of General Electric Corporation, would participate at the fair.
The fair organiser would host seminars on future prospects of regional connectivity, funding on sustainable growth of power and energy sector, innovations and energy pricing.
At least 131 organisations, including government and private agencies, are participating at the fair, said the ministry statement.
Prime minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, power division secretary Ahmad Kaikaus and energy and mineral resources division secretary Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem also spoke at the press conference.
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